Rockstar Games has finally brought Grand Theft Auto V to the PC, and it is now clear why the transition took so long. GTA V is not simply a port of the console version, but appears to have been rebuilt from the ground up to include some additional features. The most impressive of these is the Rockstar Editor, that brings video editing and Machinima tools to the world’s biggest open world game.
Rockstar Editor allows players to record gameplay for later upload to Youtube, and automatically records the last few moments just in case something awesome happens by accident. Users can manually turn on the recording feature in case they want to try something on purpose.
Once the video clips are recorded, users can then arrange and edit them using an interface that resembles a simplified version of traditional editing software. These allow users to arrange clips, add text, and even take music from the in-game radio stations.
For more advanced users, there is director mode; which allows for entire scenes to be staged from scratch. Users can select from in-game NPCs and player characters, set the location details, add filters, and even use additional special effects like exploding punches.
It looks like the wait for a PC version of GTA V was worth it, at least for those who wanted a little extra from the game. That being said, the download size for the game is a massive 65GB, or seven whole DVDs if it was bought in retail.